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Care of the Dying Patient

Megan Doherty and Joshua Hauser.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 4706 words.

This chapter addresses the management of children and adults who are in the last hours or days of life, by providing details on the management of pain and other physical symptoms as well as...

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Communicating Bad News

Meaghann S. Weaver and Michaela Ibach.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 1041 words.

This chapter examines several strategies for conveying bad or challenging health-related news in a variety of situations. Principles discussed in this chapter are applicable to healthcare...

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Cultural, Psychological, and Spiritual Dimensions of Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

Peter Yuichi Clark, Denah M. Joseph and Jessi Humphreys.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 2231 words.

This chapter examines the complex psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dynamics that arise when offering palliative care during humanitarian crises. It asserts the importance of...

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Delirium and Acute Anxiety

Kevin Bezanson and Stephanie Rogers.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 2575 words.

This chapter reviews the assessment and management of patients presenting with acute confusion and agitation in humanitarian crises. The first section focuses on delirium, its...

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Dyspnea

Meaghann S. Weaver.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 925 words.

This chapter defines dyspnea as a subjective sense of air hunger. Measurements for dyspnea, from validated scales to forms of subjective reporting, are discussed. A treatment summary is...

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Emergencies in advanced respiratory disease

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson.

in Respiratory Disease

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 5723 words.

Introduction - Acute pulmonary embolism - Superior vena cava obstruction - Pleural effusion - Airway obstruction - Massive haemoptysis - Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax - ...

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Essential Medicines

Catherine Habashy, Sarah L. Comolli and Justin N. Baker.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 5250 words.

The concept of essential medicines (EM) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote equitable access to safe, effective, and low-cost medicines. Access to EM is...

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A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

Edited by Elisha Waldman and Marcia Glass.

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 162 pages.

For years, humanitarian relief efforts have focused primarily on saving lives. Traditional methods of triage have been employed, and those thought likely to die have been placed in an...

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Gastrointestinal Symptom Management

Gary Hsin.

in A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

November 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Emergency Medicine. 4184 words.

This chapter looks at the most commonly encountered gastrointestinal symptoms in palliative care, including diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, cachexia, and malignant bowel...

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Hip fractures and dementia: clinical decisions for the future

Eswaran Waran and Leeroy William.

in Oxford Medical Case Reports

P ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 1471 words.

Severe dementia is a life-limiting condition; hip fractures are more common in patients who have dementia. This study outlines the case of a 92-year-old female with severe dementia who...

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